Contraption Tutorial

I saw this idea on Pinterest, of course.
Here are some photos of what I saw:

Cute designs, huh?  They're made from toilet and paper towel rolls!  I love some recycled crafts!
The How-To:
Gather your paper tubes.
 We painted them first, so the insides were not painted - but you can wait until very end and spray paint the entire thing.
 Flatten the tubes.
 I had Skylar measure 1 inch marks across.
 Then cut at each mark.
 This is what you get.  I think we had 6 total tubes.
 Start laying out your design.  I'm too impatient to lay it all out beforehand, this is as far as I got, so I just went for it.
I used a hot glue gun, but I did find that clothes pins came in very handy to hold them together.  It doesn't take long, but it allows you to move on to the next ones.
 This is what we came up with.


  1. You are absolutely amazing!!!! 'nuff said!!

  2. YAY, you finally did it!! looks great...good job team bruce.

  3. LOVE THIS!!! How cute! We will be trying this!!!